Common name: Oleaster

Family: Eleagnaceae

Plant type Shrub
Height 4 to 8 feet
Spread 4 to 6 feet
Habit Bushy
Foliage Evergreen, deciduous
Growth rate Moderate
Interests Flowers
Uses Borders, formal hedging
Skill level Beginner
Maintenance None
Hardiness 6
Heat zone
Sun Full sun
Moisture Dry to average
Soil type Slightly acid to slightly lime
Soil fertility Moderate
Water consumption Moderate
Site Sheltered to coastal
Flower colour
Flower season Mid autumn to early winter
Flower size Insignificant
Foliage colour Green, yellow variegated
Fruit colour
Edible parts
Harvest time
Features Scented flowers
Texture Medium, bold

Eleagnus are a group of evergreen and deciduous shrubs grown for their often variegated foliage and insignificant but highly scented flowers.

Eleagnus prefers a sunny site with soil on the dry side. They cope well with exposed conditions, even growing on coastal sites.


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